The Blessing of Community

Every Friday the FMF community writes for five minutes on a prompt given by Kate Motaung. Today’s prompt is: BLESSING Here are my thoughts.

Prayers, my own and those of other believers, have blessed me. God hears our prayers.

The past couple weeks have been difficult. It has been a comfort to know that the women I study the Bible with have prayed for me. The small group that my husband and I attend has prayed for us.

God was with us through the difficult moments. We are blessed and give thanks to God for his provisions.

As believers we have an open door to the throne of God. As I look back over the experiences in my life, prayers that I have cried out to God, I can say that God is faithful to hear and answer our prayers. It is a blessing.

We give thanks always to God for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers . . . 1 Thessalonians 1:2 //

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. Ephesians 1:3

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Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.

3 Comments on “The Blessing of Community

  1. Visiting from the Five Minute Friday link up:
    Carol, I feel your struggle through your words, and yet I rejoice with you for the community which helps to hold up your arms in prayer. I bless you, writing friend, with a feast of JOY as you press on – eyes on Jesus! Lisa

  2. Carol, You have been a blessing through this post. I’m several ladies down from you in the Five Minute Friday Link Up.
    What really hit me was 1 Thessalonians 1:2. Don’t know how many times I have read it and thought that was nice of Paul to say that. Somehow with your post, I saw it as something to model after and not to gloss over. Blessings, Bonnie

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